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Yoshihiro-Yamatsuka ginsan 270mm kiritsuke yanagiba (with saya)
Yoshihiro-Yamatsuka ginsan 270mm kiritsuke yanagiba (with saya)
Yoshihiro-Yamatsuka ginsan 270mm kiritsuke yanagiba (with saya)
Yoshihiro-Yamatsuka ginsan 270mm kiritsuke yanagiba (with saya)
Yoshihiro-Yamatsuka ginsan 270mm kiritsuke yanagiba (with saya)
Yoshihiro-Yamatsuka ginsan 270mm kiritsuke yanagiba (with saya)
Yoshihiro-Yamatsuka ginsan 270mm kiritsuke yanagiba (with saya)
Yoshihiro-Yamatsuka ginsan 270mm kiritsuke yanagiba (with saya)

Yoshihiro-Yamatsuka ginsan 270mm kiritsuke yanagiba (with saya)

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Yoshihiro is a brand by Yamawaki Cutlery Mfg. Co. Ltd.---one of the biggest knifemakers in Sakai, Japan. The cutlery ("hamono") was established in 1945 and has been providing high-quality knives for home and professional use.

Some of the well-known blacksmiths working with them are Genkai Masakuni, Kenji Togashi, and Yoshikazu Ikeda.

Yamawaki hamono is a certified "Sakai Wazashu". It is a certification by the Sakai Chamber of Commerce and Industry granted to excellent Sakai companies that preserve traditional techniques. There are only four hamono in Sakai with this certification.

This single-bevel is made by Yamatsuka-san of Yamatsuka hamono. He is a Dentoukogeishi (Japanese certified traditional craftsman) and is considered as one of the best craftsmen when it comes to ginsanko knives.

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Brand: Yoshihiro
Maker/blacksmith: Yamatsuka hamono
Location: Sakai, Japan
Knife type: kiritsuke yanagiba
(with magnolia saya and ebony pin)

Construction type: nimai
Steel category: stainless
Steel type: Hitachi SIlver#3 (Ginsan)

Total length: 419mm
Blade length: 260mm
Blade height at heel: 35.3mm
Spine thickness at handle: 4.1mm
Spine thickness at heel: 3.9mm
Spine thickness at middle: 3.0mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.3mm
Weight: 237g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal ebony
Ferrule: buffalo horn ferrule
Hand orientation: ambidextrous


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